Nokia Software Recovery Tool 1.3.1 released, supports Windows Phone 8.1

Back in the Symbian days, Nokia had a tool called Nokia Software Recovery. This tool allowed one to wipe the internal software, as well as data, and an option to reinstall the software. Sadly, as soon as Lumia devices hit the market, Nokia had removed the tool. Earlier this year, Nokia Care re-released the Software Recovery Tool for Lumia devices, and today the software has been updated to support Windows Phone 8.1.

First spotted by the guys over at WPCentral, the tool will help you recover your phone if it is having software issues or problems while installing an update. “Use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to recover your phone if you have software or software update problems. If your phone is not responding, it appears to be stuck or is not starting you can try to recover it at home before initiating a repair,” Nokia Care writes.

The latest update (version 1.3.1) of the Nokia Software Recovery tool adds support for Windows Phone 8.1, along with up to 75% faster downloads for large software packages. You are required to be running Windows 7 or newer, have a USB cable connecting your phone to your computer, and a minimum of 3GB of free storage space. Remember, using Nokia Software Recovery Tool erases all personal content on your phone. If possible, create a backup of your phone’s content before running the tool.

Hit the download links below to snag the software. Have you used this tool before to recover your Lumia device?

  • Mon Tolentino

    thank god this tool supports my vintage Series 40 phone

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      Series 40 phones are still being produced… but then again call it ”vintage” it adds more value. :-)

      • Mon Tolentino

        ikr :-) finally i got rid of S40 bug in my phone that won’t allow me to delete all my call logs and everything, I tried Nokia Suite but it won’t allow to restore a software without a phone backup. Thank you NokiaXMicrosoft for creating this tool :)))

  • StarEy3

    Good to see that not even Nokia wants to support XP anymore

    • Aaditya Menon

      Windows Vista Too,,,,,,,

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    But Microsoft already has tools for that built-in… :-

  • Ray C

    So, will this give people a way to go back pre-8.1 incase they’re worried about warranty concerns?